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How does alcohol affect the brain? What about valium?

How does alcohol affect the brain? What about valium?

Many ways: Classic is cerbellar atrophy affecting coordination and balance. Also, may see general atrophy with multiple cognitive issues. Wernicke-korsakoff can cause short-term memory loss, and behavioural changes. Epilepsy can also develop. The valium issues are rather milder, but habituation, sedation, seizures upon stopping may be seen. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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How does alcohol affect my brain?

How does alcohol affect my brain?

Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. ...Read more

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How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to be more excitable, hence Neurotoxicity develops. ...Read more

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Can alcohol use at a young age damage your brain more than as an adult?

Can alcohol use at a young age damage your brain more than as an adult?

Yes: The developing brain is more sensitive to the effects of any drug which can damage the brain, including alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, as well as marijuana. In addition, the earlier one drinks, the more likely that person is to develop more serious problems with that drug and others as they get older. Those who start alcohol before age 13 are many times more likely to have problems than after 17. ...Read more

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Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Brain Function: Some studies have shown that years of abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs can allow brain regions to return to their original volume and can repair neural connections across different regions. Much of this restoration occurs in the system most adversely affected by chronic drug/etoh useā€”the frontocerebellar circuitry, which regulates decision making, reasoning and problem solving.It is NEVER TOO Late to stop. BEST WISHES. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect a person's brain or body permanently ? I mean if he stops drinking , will he be harmed ?

Does alcohol affect a person's brain or body permanently ? I mean if he stops drinking , will he be harmed ?

DEPENDS: Alcoholism destroys nerve cells (brain). Lots of drinking destroys lots of cells. Many cells lost = greater reduction of function (intellect, etc). That's pretty permanent. Moderation (small amounts) seems okay. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on the back left side of tongue don't smoke or chew and no alcohol use showed up last night ?

I have a small white dot on the back left side of tongue don't smoke or chew and no alcohol use showed up last night ?

Small white dot: These types of situations require a one on one clinical evaluation by a local dentist. Schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect seizures?

Does alcohol affect seizures?

Yes: Using alcohol with a history of seizures will and can lower thresholds for seizures to occur and thus increase the likelihood of increasing the incidence of seizures. One should be extremely careful about imbibing in alcohol if one has a seizure history. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect blood pressure?

How does alcohol affect blood pressure?

Raises it, usually: Acutely, like in alcohol poisoning it can lower your blood pressure to shock levels- in fact many alcohol ods die of shock. Chronically, in heavier drinkers (3/day on average or more), it elevates blood pressure, and in fact is a cause of secondary hypertension. For the most part, people with elevated BP should drink very much in moderation, if at all. I ask my pt's to keep it to special occasion. ...Read more